Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Despite all the new diets, curbing calories and ramping up your workout really is the only way to lose and/or maintain weight long-term. As people age eating management, even without a consistent exercise program, is the most effective way to keep pounds off. If given the choice of eating less cake or jogging for 30 minutes, most people (as they age) won’t have a choice—eating less cake is the only option. If you are young you may be able to off set some poor eating habits with exercise but it will only get you so far. Eventually, at some point, you can’t possibly exercise enough to maintain and/or lose weight without changing how you eat. The best course of action is to work with your health care provider to set a realistic weight-loss goal and then map out an eating management and exercise plan that is reasonable to maintain over your life time.